Propylene Pumps – Everything You Need To Know

Polypropylene material is commonly used for the manufacturing of automotive components, profiles, fashion apparel, and healthcare devices. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic resin made from the polymerization of propylene. In the production of polypropylene, propylene monomer is subjected to heat and pressure in the presence of a catalyst system. Polymerization conditions, such as temperature, pressure and reactant concentrations, are set by the polymer grade to be produced.

3 API Pumps for Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel

According to Industrial Info Resources (IIR), US refineries in April made more than 1.5 million barrels of diesel fuel each day. As a comparison, approximately 8.5 million barrels of gasoline were refined per day in the US during the same period. During the pandemic, Shell, Marathon and Phillips-66 closed 11 refineries in the United States. Today, 8 of these 11 plants are being modernized. Some plants will restart traditional operations. Others will be converted to oil export terminals, and more than half of these shuttered plants are being upgraded and converted to process renewables, such as biodiesel and renewable diesel.

What is a Petrochemical Pump?

Petrochemicals are a specific set of organic chemical compounds that are mainly derived from oil & gas, via hydrocarbon cracking and chemical processing. Petrochemical processing plants are located close to (or integrated within) oil refineries, to take advantage of feedstocks, which are typically ethylene, propylene, methanol, hydrogen and aromatic hydrocarbons. Petrochemical feedstocks are used to generate thousands of polymeric chemicals for industrial and consumer use.

How Does A Boiler Feed Pump Work?

Boilers heat water to make steam. Steam is used to heat buildings (via radiators) and it’s also used to make power via steam turbines. High pressure steam performs the mechanical work that turns steam turbines. Every power plant (from large utilities to smaller co-gen plants in universities, hospitals or industrial buildings) has an optimal steam velocity for its process. Water can flow through piping at velocities of 15 to 25 feet/second – but steam line velocities can range as high as 400 feet/second. The boiler feed pump is the heart of the process, because it keeps water flowing into the...

Benefits of an Industrial-Grade Pump

This article identifies areas where Sunflo industrial grade pumps can be deployed, and it also highlights the benefits of using a Sunflo pump in specific areas versus an API-610 pump. What are the different types of pumps and their industrial applications? Pumps move liquid (while compressors move gas). Pumps play a critical role in industrial applications, such as manufacturing, food & beverage processing, mining, chemical processing, power generation, and in the energy industries such as oil & gas production and refining. What are the most common process pump types? The most common types of process pumps are typically API 610...

About Sundyne

Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head, integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors, sealless magnetic drive pumps and diaphragm gas compressors. Sundyne’s precision-engineered, highly reliable, safe & efficient pumps and compressors are used in chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. Sundyne pumps and compressors are also available in API, ANSI/ASME, ISO, and other industry compliant designs.